Fujifilm is to show a new prepress workflow, plate loader and cleaning solution for newspaper printers at this week’s WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin, Germany.
This includes v5 of the Superia Newspaper Elara workflow, which now supports 64-bit and includes ink-save, PDF-Normalising and RGB-PDF support. The RIP can process up to 1500 PDF pages per hour.
Fujifilm has also developed a new pallet loader option for its Superia Newspaper Luxel News VMAX platesetter. This has been added into the original design without adding any new components or changing the specification.
There’s also a new highly-automated cleaning system, the Superia Newspaper ACS, which is a new development for the proven HDX NewsSpeed finishing unit. This can automate up to 75% of the manual work involved in the cleaning of a processor. It allows the cleaning cycle to run unattended with only limited interventions at the beginning and end of the cycle. This means it can be left to run outside of normal working hours. It was developed following customer feedback that the labour-intensive cleaning process was not only expensive, it was also gruelling and de-motivating for pre-press staff.
Bernd Brombach, head of sales for Fujifilm Graphics Systems Europe, commented: “In a challenging market, newspaper printers are under pressure to streamline processes and keep costs to a minimum. As a major supplier to this important industry, Fujifilm is constantly listening to its customers and striving to find new solutions to boost productivity and profitability while reducing environmental impact. These three new additions to the Superia Newspaper range build still further on Fujifilm’s reputation for providing solutions to meet real industry needs.”